Friday Affirmation




So,  I’m struggling.  I had certain expectations about a couple of professional opportunities that turned up and my hopes were dashed.  Like I just knew things were going to work out like I wanted them and, of course, that didn’t happen.  So now I sit here licking my wounds, anxious about how to proceed; feeling insecure about my own talents and abilities.  This has been tremendously stressful and frankly, a blow to my self-esteem.

Intellectually, I know it is because I am not living in the present moment.  I am lamenting the past and worrying about the future. But emotionally, I just want to lie in bed with the covers over my head!

So for my meditation this morning, I used a practice Thich Nhat Hanh mentioned in his book, Living Buddha, Living Christ. It is one of the mindfulness meditations he learned as a novice monk to focus the mind on the beauty of the present moment.

Breathe in – calming

Breathe out – smiling

Breathe in – present moment

Breathe out – wonderful moment

It really helped me clear my mind of negative thoughts and focus  on listening to the wisdom of the universe.

I am trusting that things will work out for my highest good.  (Hey, that’s one of my favorite affirmations!)

be free.